"New" Mountain Goats Song
2013-07-19 by Adrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | 10 Comments

Rumors of a follow up to 2012's Transcendental Youth from John Darnielle and his Mountain Goats have not yet started bubbling, but there is some breaking news to report: He has cleaned his office.

Invigorating reporting, I know. But wait, there's more! While cleaning said office, he discovered a CD marked "New 02" containing songs that were recorded during the 2002 We Shall All Be Healed sessions, but never released and long-forgotten. Sorting through the rubble of the decade-old mixtape, Darnielle has chosen to release one choice cut via his tumblr page, "You & Me & A High Balcony." It is a sombre tune, thematically relating to the storyline on We Shall All Be Healed but yet seems to exist in its own unique world. In his own words:

"It audibly doesn't really belong with the songs from We Shall All Be Healed: it shares some themes (meth, tawdry motels) but is formally in a pretty different ballpark and it’s also not very personal, whereas the songs that did end up making We Shall All Be Healed marked my first steps toward writing from direct experience. "

It can be streamed and purchased on John Darnielle's tumblr page: http://johndarnielle.tumblr.com/post/55798402747/ok-so-earlier-on-twitter-i-mentioned-that-i-ran

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2013

23653 Comments


"You and me… and a table set for three, just in case our assassin should finally come through"

stay away from meth, kids

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WeepingBanana
July 19th 2013

9897 Comments


i wish i was a prolific enough song writer than i could just stumble across some songs that i forgot i wrote

Gyromania
July 19th 2013

14653 Comments


invigorating reporting

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2013

23653 Comments


more at 11

808muzik
July 19th 2013

916 Comments


oh sweet

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 20th 2013

23653 Comments


this gets 5 comments (2 of them mine) while a new Dance Gavin Dance album gets 120

sputnik :'(

VicariousIntent
July 20th 2013

1591 Comments


I agree Aids. It just doesn't seem right. This is so excellent.

Tuoni
July 20th 2013

4 Comments


That's just how it is!
It's how the underground thrives.

dimsim3478
July 21st 2013

4000 Comments


How the hell are people missing this?

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InFiction
July 22nd 2013

3589 Comments


Pretty good track!



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